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lot # 4328 - britische kolonien Malta

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1861 (May 10): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair, one stamp with closed tear at base, used on 1861 registered cover from Malta to Grantown, Scotland at single rate (6 d. plus 6 d. registration) tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (May 10) in black with "♚  / REGISTERED" applied on despatch and extremely rare unframed "MALTA / ♚ / REGISTERED" applied at the Foreign Branch on arrival in London. Oval 'Registered / London' datestamp also on obverse (May 16) with all three markings in red. Reverse with Aberdeen cds, Craicellachie and Grantown cds's (May 17). Edge wear and horizontal creases of no great significance to a cover of the utmost rarity, showing the latest recorded usage of the "MALTA / ♚ / REGISTERED".


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